A gang on a rampage.... Two rag trade buddies, my small assistant and me.
First stop -Tessuti. Lovely linens and a bit of georgette. Plans for the perfect panel skirt and linen trousers, little georgette tops.... swapping design ideas.
What a treasure trove it is - and treasures were indeed found. Matching felted wool and wool gauze in exactly the shade of charcoal I'd envisioned for another project. Spangly stuff to mix (and dull down) with the georgette I'd bought earlier. Lovely cotton-lycra.
Artextil, GJ's and Rathdowne Remnants were all closed when we came knocking (weird xmas-closing time of year that it is). There were also dreams of Darn Cheap Fabrics that were never realised before time, money and people were exhausted. I somehow made it to Clegs in Lygon St before they closed (although I'd lost my posse by then) and bought some really nice indigo denim.
We are truly blessed with fabulous fabric shops in this city - we were only shopping in our local area. There are so many other great stores dotted around Melbourne!
I'm also blessed with lovely friends (and a remarkably well-behaved daughter) who made it a grand day altogether.
I finished the day with a swim. 50 metres of clear blue water under a cloudless sky in the last gentle hours of a perfectly sunny day. It felt like home.
I hope that you're enjoying your holidays....